Thelymitra chasmogama R.S.Rogers 1927

Another Flower Aspect

Photos by Colin Rowan and his Retired Aussies Website

Common Name The Globe-hood Sun Orchid

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Victoria and Western Australia as a small to medium sized, cold growing terrestrial orchid with a slender stem carrying a single, narrowly linear, rather thin, rigid, acute, channeled leaf that blooms in the spring in Australia on an erect, to 1' [30 cm] tall, 1 to 6 flowered inflorescence with 2 subulate, sheathing stem bracts.

A natural hybrid of the 2 species T. luteocilium T. megalyptra.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Australia Nicholls 1969 drawing fide; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 83 #3 2014 photo fide;